Little Earth is a planned urban housing development that includes apartments, townhomes, and other amenities, located south of downtown Minneapolis in the East Phillips neighborhood. Founded in 1973 with the intent to offer affordable housing for the city’s Native American population, it is the only Native American preference project-based Section 8 rental assistance community in the United States. The Little Earth Urban farm uses community gardens to foster interaction among community members as well as increase access to healthy food choices for the entire Little Earth community.